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debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
crass - very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
guise - outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise